We stayed at The Castle Hotel for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our room overlooked the main road but the secondary glazing managed to mute most of the traffic noise. Disposable earplugs - not used by us - were provided for light sleepers. My wife had two really sound nights sleep as did I in a double bed which had a nice firm mattress.
The bath is quite deep so those who are a little unsteady on their feet may require assistance when bathing.
Enjoyed the excellent breakfast - full English with locally sourced produce - and enough to keep one going throughout the day. Part was self service - coffee, tea, juice, cereals and jams for the toast - but the freshly prepared mains were brought to the table by the very friendly waiting team. Other breakfast choices were available including a vegetarian option.
We had dinner twice. The first was the Friday night fish and chips special - very tasty and good value. The surprise was the lamp rump chosen the following day - it was magnificent. This is a cut of meat not served in my locality so we were very pleasantly surprised by the tenderness and flavour of the meat. This dinner choice is highly recommended.
The staff were more than helpful and very friendly. Hope an opportunity to return occurs soon because Devizes is a lovely market town with plenty of privately owned shops in which to browse and spend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Hotel, in the picturesque Wiltshire town of Devizes, is a privately run 18th Century Hotel, situated near the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal, famous for the flight of 29 locks over the 230 foot Caen Hill. Visitors from all over the world flock to the Kennet and Avon Canal to watch or participate in the famous Devizes to Westminster Canoes Race. The Hotel is, also, a perfect location for cyclists to stop off on their journey to London or Bristol. Other areas of natural beauty and historical interest nearby include: Avebury, Stonehenge and Silbury Hill. The Castle Hotel is just metres away from the historic Wadworth's Brewery offering a number of traditional brewed ales delivered to us by dray horse and cart. (*On Thursday's you will find the dray horse and cart at The Castle Hotel where you are welcome to offer the shire horses a small treat). Devizes is close to many major towns and cities including Bristol, Swindon, Salisbury and Bath, making it an ideal base from which you can explore the surrounding area. The M4 is the nearest motorway, accessible from Hungerford at Junction 18, Chippenham at Junction 17, Swindon at Junction's 15 and 16 or Bath at Junction 14. Major roads include the A4, A303, A342 and the A361. We pride ourselves on offering great service in a relaxed friendly environment, through-out our bar, hotel and restaurant. All our facilities have recently undergone a refurbishment, which has made our bar and restaurant very popular with the locals. The 19 bedroom Hotel which has always been popular with tourist and business guests alike has had lots of additions to update this traditional Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Devizes
- The Castle Hotel Devizes, Wiltshire